Diary March 26, 1943

terrible conditions in the mud of Russia

The terrible conditions in the mud of Russia in spring and autumn.

WW2 War Diary for Friday, March 26, 1943:

Eastern Front

Southern Sector: Spring thaw halts fighting around Kharkov.

Sea War

Pacific – Battle of the Kommandorsky Islands: Japanese Admiral Hosogaya bungles rare opportunity to destroy outnumbered US cruiser-destroyer force in daylight, during 3 1/2-hour pursuit off Siberian coast. US destroyers make suicidal torpedo attack to save disabled cruiser Salt Lake City (Hosogaya dismissed on returning home).

Occupied Coutries

France: Laval reshuffles Vichy Cabinet and takes wider powers.

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